Sada Greenlee, 28, and Philadelphia firefighter Michael Lawson, 38, were charged with assaulting Lawson's pregnant ex-wife and her current boyfriend twice. Lawson's charges were dropped to simple assault but Greenlee will face aggravated assault as she alone allegedly struck Lawson's pregnant ex. Credit: PPD
Sade Greenlee, 28, will face charges of aggravated assault for allegedly slugging her boyfriend's pregnant wife in the stomach 10 times outside an elementary school last month.
"She continued to pound and beat my stomach 10 times," Shareba Timbers testified at a preliminary hearing Monday, describing the Sept. 15 attack. "She was just trying to kill my kids."
"She has some kind of rage and anger inside her, the cause of which I do not know," Timbers continued.
Timbers was eight months pregnant with twins at the time. She began having contractions after the attack but was hospitalized and was successfully medicated to stop the "pre-term labor," she said. She is still pregnant and her babies are believed to be healthy.
Greenlee and her boyfriend, Timbers' ex-husband and firefighter Michael Lawson, both allegedly had scuffled with Timbers' current boyfriend Brandon Craig, before Greenlee hit Timbers, who was looking on, in the stomach.
Lawson never hit strike Timbers, Timbers testified.
Lawson and Greenlee were not arrested at that time.
Timbers said the grudge arose after Greenlee repeatedly came to school to pick up her and Lawson's kid and Timbers' other child, leading Timbers to file a police report.
Just days later, on Sept. 15, Greenlee showed up outside the school, wearing what Timbers described as "fighting gear" -- a sports bra and bicycle shorts, and shouted at her and Craig in their car.
When Craig got out of the car, she began hitting him and his vehicle. Lawson exited the school and joined the scuffle when he saw what was going on, according to testimony, and then Greenlee struck Timbers in the stomach.
Two weeks later, on Sept. 30, Greenlee and Lawson allegedly attacked Craig again, inside a Fresh Grocer supermarket at 53rd Street and Chew Avenue, after spotting him outside the store.
After Lawson and Craig exchanged blows, Greenlee began throwing objects at him, including canned foods, a fire extinguisher, a metal candy-bar display, and more, Craig testified.
"She was throwing everything. She even hit Mike a few times, the way she was throwing things," Craig said.
However, aggravated assault charges against Lawson and Greenlee were dropped to simple assault for that incident, at which Timbers was not present. Aggravated assault charges against Lawson for the earlier assault were also reduced to simple assault by Judge Karen Yvette Simmons during the hearing.
Only Greenlee will face charges of aggravated assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, for the attack on Timbers, and her bail was ordered reduced from $75,000 to $25,000.
Lawson was ordered released on his own recognizance by Judge Simmons.
But Simmons chastised Lawson for his relationship choices.
"Everything that come in a cute package ain't cute," she said.